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exists as an element in the cultural life of every society. (levin the environment can influence music botconscious and unconscious ways. for instance in the west, the argument has been made that a lot of the dissonant music that arose at the beginning of the century was a result or a reaction to the noisiness of industrialization, and the dissonance of modern civilization-- that it was a reflection of social dissonance, in a way, in sound. [dissonant orchestra music] (slobin) if we use the word environment to relate to music, we're talking about two things: a physical environment and a social environment. in the case of highlander people in bosnia singing together, the two are pretty much inseparable. (narrator) in a mountainous region of bosnia herzegovina close to sarajevo, a sheep herding community has developed a unique singing style known as ganga. this genre, which is primarily sung outdoors in groups, closely reflects the conditions and life style of the highlander commity. in bosnian highlander culture, specifically in mt. bjelasnica, people will spend a lot of time outdoors
grows, if you follow the metaphor that bullying is a systemic virus, then the environment has to change so the virus cannot grow and the only way the environment changes is if youth and adults begin to speak with one voice about changing the social norms that allows it to happen. it makes sense to most of us, you have it khaifrpb the social norms. we must educate. but we must go beyond thinking more rigor will get us better achievement. we have to remember a school is a community and in a xhuept, people look out for each other. they've got each other's back. how do we begin to promote that idea that we are in this thing together? we believe it's through, unfortunately but truly, self-interest. kids are driven developmentally by the desire to fit in, to belong, to be part of an affinity group. if we can capitalize on their desire to look out for their friends and give them some more tools and opportunities and support, they will begin to do what we need them to do to at least confront it in their own small cell of social influence and the compounding and leveraging of that begins to
of the environment is very important. it is a direct relationship with the high breast cancer rates, a cancer rates in particular, but also breast cancer, and to some degree childhood obesity, there's a correlation between the environment people are growing up in. when we talk about my legislative priorities, the environment is also on that list of priorities. minimizing asthma, maintaining the asman task force, that we will keep implementing that my predecessors started, educating people on healthy lifestyles, exercise, healthy diet. we talked about the environment. it is about the food we are taking into our body, our stress level, and a component that is not often discussed as our mental health -- is our mental health. mental health and physical health factor into the environment that people are living in. it is in their home, it is in the neighborhood, it is the whole southeast quadrant. any way you guys sit up, we have had our disproportionate share -- you dice it up, we have had our disproportionate share of problems that are happening. the policies and priorities of the city have been implem
under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city w
. as a keen observer of his environment, philosopher lao tzu saw how divergent aspects of nature, like mountainand water come together to form a harmony of wholeness. one of the most notable sayings attributed to him reads -- stand like mountain, flow like water. to stand like mountain means to be strong, secure and stable in your personal environment through dramatic changes. to flow like water reminds us to move with, rather than against, the flow of those things we cannot change nor have the power to control. [ bird sounds ] the advice, stand like mountain flow like water is a gentle yet very powerful reminder to seek and maintain a sense of harmony within ourselves and the environment. a harmony that unites mind, body and spirit. if you were to ask any person what they like best about nature, you might hear one word repeated often in these conversations -- solitude. a respite for the soul. retreating to a deserted beach, walking silently through a cathedral forest, or standing alone at a cascading waterfall are moments we long to experience, even cherish during
it to be built in an environment and larger buildings will be along goff street while other s will be located on grove street to the west. the building articulating smaller masses by wave like facades that offer the bay window. and the claims also appear to reduce the apparent scale of the project and pick up on the rhythms in the environment. the (inaudible) estimate a letter of support for the project. the housing action coalition submitted a letter to circulate and i kirk late that for reference. it was in the residential building located to the project site at 525 gof street. that it will reception of light and air through the openings. (inaudible) the project too tall and the density too high and also have suggested that the community gardener make it preperable to the project. also that the project does not contain enough parking. the market and activity plan encouraging walking and biking and public transit and (inaudible) proposed 0.5 to 1 parking ratio. and the dense mixed used projects to the parcels. >> the city laws do not guarantee the light and air through the property line open
, because the big difference has been over the last 10 years a much more benign environment from an ew perspective compared to where you are going to be. you are shaking your head so we can address in that a little bit, but colonel pryor. >> from the air force perspective we share a common view as most of the joint force does. thelectromagnetic spectrum is critical and you have to be able to maneuver in that spectrum just like on any battle field. so the pieces and parts that are important to us, one to attack the enemy's capability and remove their ability, and then our ability, assure our ability to maneuver in that spectrum as well. we do that through a multitude of ways but we also look at it as has to be integrated with all of our weapon systems. a perfect example, you cannot look at a b-2 or an f-22 or f- 35 and understand that electronic warfare is foremost in the air force's priority. >> colonel. >> so i was watching the pictures as you were doing the introductions, and you had the ea-6-b. >> arotoma-quispe plane that both of you have a little experience in. >> yes, sir. for th
't believe in that. we mean that every classroom, every school environment should be a safe environment where everyone is welcomed regardless of who you are, regardless of your ethnic background, sexual orientation or cultural background and we don't couple that with behaviors that kids will display. and the other thing in terms of context that i want to make sure is clear and i didn't am happy you're here and we are fighting a battle against pop culture and the messages they receive on tv, logging on to the facebook page, logging on to all of the social media that is out there, think how many times in pop culture they refer to someone as "their little b, or little n" and that's just the way we greet each other and for someone that entered school only speaking spanish and you think about the language issues and in spanish i can tell you a whole bunch of terms that people use to great each other that are so racist, homo phobic and have a length and accepted as accepted and we need to work together and we're dealing with a culture we are trying to shift and in san francisco we are proud
to our clients and reduced costs and really improved the bidding environment for our contractors. it's remarkable what she has done. >> been a public service -- being a public servant is a good thing. i love my job. i would never exchange it for anything else in the world. [applause] [applause] >> i am from the department of public works. i have the honor of introducing jocelyn quintos. i will just a real quick, jocelyn works very hard. through her work, a lot of contracts and a lot of work that she does -- she has brought new systems that have saved a lot of tand time and allowed us to give contracts and make payments very fast. please meet jocelyn. [applause] >> first of all, i just want to thank spur and mfac for giving me this honor. i've never really won an award. it does feel like you won the oscars. it's different when you are standing here. i do not even have a written speech. i will speak from the heart. today is a very important day for me and my family because this happens to be my father's death anniversary. i want to dedicate this to my father. my mom flew in tonight. my
they presented. it is a great tool in a non violated, non abusive environment, so for it to work you really have to have a much better word, a word in which the department of health and human services has all the. >> >> >> money they can spend and we can make some headway and we couldn't teach it without a team of psychologists and if we simply pass this information on to the teachers and counselors and can be taught to students on a one by one basis with problems of being abused or with problems of being abusive. i can testify it's worked for me and my sons. it's a primary agreement my partner and i had for our 27 year relationship. it promotes well being, intimate relationships and it provides personal growth process, and for those who are familiar with the psychology involved with the certa communication it will help those non non abusive to identify and avoid those that are, so -- i want to thank you for your ear and i know this isn't a great presentation as the non violent parenting one and should be done first and the presentation and can't be implemented for lack of funds. you have more
. this is a participatory medium that we're talking about in a network world. we're are in this environment and network participatory environment and our students need the tools. they need social emotional learning is a key tool and technical and literacy and media is behavioral so this has just been a fantastic day. thanks to all for coming and thank you everybody. i just want to share one piece of data which i don't understand completely. maybe our friend from facebook can explain, his twitter colleagues what they do. a hash tag was created and "stop bullying sf barb and hash tag and generated 3 million personal impressions and 1.3 million followers within the last 24 hours. [applause] isn't that incredible? we talked about some of the dangers in social media today and i guess that's part of the beauty of social media and the video is part of that as well, so on behalf of all the childrens and families and parents and communities in the district i want to thank everybody for coming for all the work that you do. i feel optimistic in all of work that you do. thank you and go forth and do great w
't understand the smell, the foul smell that was in that environment and i did research and found out by going to the sewage plant that there's a broken seal that causes the foul smell that's right there on 3rd and evans right next to 3450. i couldn't believe how could an institution put our children, medical reasons meaning next door to next to the toxic environments that i have ever experienced, hydrogen sulfide, some of the words that are used to breakdown the solids, i went to 3250 and i asked the residents there, the meat markets there said that's the worst thing that could be done. who would allow a youth medical facility to be in this environment? the residents there said they had opposed it. we had no knowledge of this happening and i went and spoke with district 10 representative and they told me it was done because -- that they didn't want to lose a million dollars, so you mean to tell me that you put a price on our children. i have a son that was in this -- went to this doctor and i will not say no names, i took my son away from her practice because i couldn't believe that this pers
, not only is that where it came from, but it is the type of environment that fosters creation. there is another benefit to being in this type of environment. lots of service providers, lots of other companies that are also starting businesses, whether you need legal assistance -- obviously, we have the lab space. recruiting is important for start-ups. staffing, exactly. so we have that as part of this innovation center. >> access to education and access to the right environment. >> yes, i would say so. >> ibm is a big company. i am sure there are a lot of people in the valley that still see it as an east coast-based company. the reality is you have been here for a long time. can you talk about the ontario culture here and what is being done that with the great ideas -- a entrepreneurial culture here and what is being done with the great ideas? >> we started here in 1962. this building is about 25 years old. we were down the hill at the san jose raiders center. -- research center. one of the things that ibm does -- a couple of things. one is having an eye on where things are go
. and in order to get an economy going, you need that type of an environment, so this is a good number. > economics 101. let me ask you about the participation rate. we haven't talked about that. but it is there every month. and there is some significant data there. > > sure. i guess the most significant thing that we are witnessing now is that people are staying in the workforce longer. so if you actually look at people who are above age 65 or even above age 60, you are seeing that they are participating in the labour force much longer than they had in the past. and that is actually a decent thing longer- term. > now, that is not necessarily for economic reasons. we are living longer after all. > > sure. we are living longer, all kinds of factors are weighing in, and i think people are just less confident in retirement, and they want to make sure they still have an income stream. probably some of that even has to do with low fixed income rates these days. in order to collect some income off your portfolio, you need to do other things than just buy bonds. > let me ask you quickly about
for the environment. he is just one of hundreds of thousands of chinese in and around beijing who heat their homes with coal. the smoke from these fires contributes to china's infamous small -- smog. people here go for weeks without seeing the sun. the smell of sulfur lingers in the air and eyes burn from the irritants in the sky. >> the main cause is a tremendous reliance on coal mine in china. power plants burn coal to generate electricity. all of the industry here -- steel, cement, chemical plants -- they all use tremendous amounts of energy generated from burning coal. >> china burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, and that is ruining the environment here. modern, clean coal plants like this one meet strict standards, but they are few and far between. >> local governments have always looked the other way. many power companies are also the largest tax payers for that region, and an important part of the local economy. politicians do not dare metal with their businesses. we have the laws and environmental standards, but they are not enforced. >> economic growth has been th
billion. panasonic officials explained that the business environment could change, though the yen's decline would push up sales. they also note that competition in the digital product market has been intensifying. many japanese manufacturing companies try to regain financial health employment is coming increasingly under pressure. the number of workers in the country has dropped now below 10 million, that's the first time that's happened in more than 50 years. researchers at the internal affairs ministry says the.90 million people were unemployed in manufacturing in december. that's down 350,000 from the same month a year ago. that was the first time since 1961. the figure also marks a 38% decline from the peak that we saw in october of 1992. that's when more than 16 million people were employed in the sector. the cabinet minister expressed concerns about the contraction. >> translator: after world war ii japan became the top manufacturing nation in the world. we need to find a solution to boost the industry in our country. >> now one factor for the decline in japan's manufacturin
problems. >> reading from your report, sexual harassment and hostile work environment is common place? >> that is what we got from everybody that we talked to. that it was common place. >> we traveled to oklahoma back in october to talk about the report that he co-authored. >> chief's report states that the california air national guard and failure to investigate complaints is common. >> have you ever seen anything like you found in california? >> no. no. i never found that many people who were not getting resolution. >> i have a mandate from the governor to change the culture of the organization. >> he is the man in charge of california's national guard. for 3 months general david baldwin has declined our request. after initially offering no response, earlier this month the guard did send us a statement that read in part, under the direction of general baldwin there has been an ongoing effort to improv the cultural climate of the california national guard. >> i can't believe that the huge chain of command can't take care of people. >> they like to keep this a dirty little secret. the
for human and environmental health. lead addresses five categories that enhances environment. indoor air quality, energy, water, materials and resources, and sustainable sites are the five categories for the lead. you can go for several gold or platinum certifications. >> the city wanted to be silver lead status. . maybe gold was a stretch. and people said, if we're going to be a sustainable organization that the pucs this has got to be the top of the line. it's got to be a lead platinum building. what does that mean to us? we run water, power, and sewer. so, those are some of the biggest things involved in lead platinum. ♪ ♪ >> by late 2008 the project, as we got the contractor on board and we were able to start pricing it, we're a multi-, multi-, multi-million dollar over budget. >> the story a lot of people don't know after we got select today do this project, the first price we came in with was $180 million. and the city said, you know, this is a great building, but we just don't want to spend that much money. so, the project was on the verge of being canceled. >> if you're looki
to concentrate and learn. so a school safety environment is no. 1 and we know that when you have that safe environment it's backed up by respect and trust, students will learn better, they will attend school better and academically they will do well and socially they will do well. so socially we're very concerned about implementing at the ground level these laws tom has led the way in enacting. >> but there are a lot of people who don't think this is an issue, unfortunately, sadly. i know you are a big believer in this in mental health and good physical health and the link to academics. could you talk about that, please? >> all the research points to having a healthy school environment, having health in your life, many students, a quarter of our students in california have poverty, a quarter of our children have no health care. what was a million students a year and a half ago is now a million and a half. when you have good nutrition and good health, you will learn better. it goes hand in hand with good mental health and a good school environment. the research points out, we want our k
in this environment? >> you know, based on the work that we're doing right now, no. but saying that, i think stocks can do well in a modest growth, modest inflation environment. we've been in that type of an environment. i think per's going to be in it at least through 2013. so stocks can do okay. especially stocks i think that have a lot of international exposure which the s&p 500, about 50% of those revenues come from overseas. so that's where the growth is we're going to continue to see the growth there. so i think the stock market can do okay, so to expect a 20% year in this slow-growth environment i don't think it's going to happen right now. >> i would like to ask you a little bit about a gloomy assessment that came out from bill gross, the bon guru fro pimco. his february letter, he is saying he's to the buying into the bull market, telling investors that stocks pose too much of a risk for too little return. he says buy something you can sink your teeth in, commodities like gold. he also recommends to go out the u.s. and buy global stocks and currencies from countries like the ones he mentio
to be able to continue to work on goff street and helping to improve that environment. i think that you all know where the site is, this is parcel h, this is one of the last sites that is made available on goff street from the demolition of the freeway. so the important parcels were surrounded by the building by david baker and so we are trying hard to keep up with him. this is parcel h, it is a very funny, kind of site in the sense that it has a dog like here and i am not going a very good job, this 25 foot by 25 foot dog leg that used to be the rear yard and so we wind up with the funny conditions and because it is the last sight to be put on to this dense block we actually had to work pretty hard to figure out a way to site this building so it mid gated the site and try to safety as many of the problems created by a new infield project. there are as you can tell from this, just the different sort of heights, the limits are happening in the site. our site is bisected in two, facing goff and 60 feet in. and we have a 50 feet height limit and going down grove street by 100 feet we have the
to pass comprehensive legislation, a couple of weeks ago, tony testified in front of the environment and public works committee on why we need to pass and get the safe cosmetics out there on the floor of that senate, he did a fantastic job and i stole this off the video which is archiving, you can watch it, and this act would call for quick action on the chemicals of greatest concern, would increase access to basic health and safety information on chemicals, would use the best science to assess safety, so not old science but new science, would seek to protect vulnerable populations like we talked about way back when, right, prenatally and in pregnancy, those ones that are maybe more vulnerable to chemical exposures and also to reduce exposures in communities with unfair burden of exposures, we know that very often, poor communities, communities of color, communities with less resources are exposed to higher levels of chemicals so we have to reduce that unfair burden because they already have enough unfair burden, so that calls for some comprehensive changes and we want to see those h
called police to report her missing thursday afternoon. >> she because in a good environment at the house that. is all i know. >> cheryl says she lived in the same home with the same foster parents until last summer. >> they're probably scared and it brakes -- breaks their hearts. the foster smorj very loving and kind. she's very protective. >> contacted by abc 7 news a spokesman for the agency told us, quote, our thoughts and prayers are with anyone who knew this young lady. we'll cooperate to find those responsible. parents told us the murder prompted conversation was kids. >> keep an eye out. stick together if you're walking after school, stay together. watch out for each other. >> officials plan to address the death with an assembly and police continue to ask for any help anyone with information is asked to contact them. in fairfield abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> in the hubbub after the super bowl last night, sky 7 captured a crime that someone may have thought was a joke. abc 7 explains it's a danger to pilot that's could land new jail. flying over the mission district after the super
. so does it make sense that we'll get a double-digit rally in this environment? >> you know based on the work that we're doing right now, no. but saying that, i think stocks can do well in a modest growth, modest inflation environment. we've been in that type of an environment. i think per's going to be in it at least through 2013. so stocks can do okay. especially stocks i think that have a lot of international exposure which the s&p 500 about 50% of those revenues come from overseas. so that's where the growth is we're going to continue to see the growth there. so i think the stock market can do okay so to expect a 20% year in this slow-growth environment i don't think it's going to happen right now. >> i would like to ask you a little bit about a gloomy assessment that came out from bill gross the bond guru from pimco. his february letter, he is saying he's to the buying into the bull market telling investors that stocks pose too much of a risk for too little return. he says buy something you can sink your teeth in commodities like gold. he also recommends to go out the u.s. an
, energy. we can't talk about energy in america or the world without that connecting to the environment. and you can't talk about the environment without talking about energy. and you can't talk about energy and the environment without talking about the economy. because it's job withs, it's growth -- it's jobs, it's growth, a nation's competitive position in the world. and so these issues are interrelated. and as my friends who are here representing their country, their people in america's capital tonight, they understand this, and they understand that the great global issues facing us all -- all 6.5 billion people on the face of the earth today -- are, in fact, global. we live in a global community. that global community is underpinned by a global economy. and so whatever framework of challenges you think we face, they are international. proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the environment, energy, terrorism, extremism and maybe the most insidious of all, despair. and within the framework of despair comes hunger and poverty and when man is without dignity, not much else matter
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